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  1. JSoup

    Prada Cup

    What is this?
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    PNW Offshore is on (modified)

    We have a board meeting tonight and would love to consider any additional comments and/or questions anyone might have. I will definitely bring up the concept of a double-hand division as well as the potential continued Canadian waters restriction. Post any other thoughts here. Thanks - Eric
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    PNW Offshore is on (modified)

    No promises, but I will definitely bring it up. With the way things are going, we may all be double handing, or a least limited to two households...
  4. JSoup

    PNW Offshore is on (modified)

    Good Point! Race Passage wasn't seriously on the table, I just like the challenge of going through there (most of the time), but your point regarding Canadian waters is important. We'll have to make sure we address that and limit our course to US Waters in the Straits if necessary/appropriate.
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    PNW Offshore is on (modified)

    Russell - Hope you can join us, but to your question there are specific safety requirements you need to meet. You can find last year's here, they are unlikely to change much. J24Soup - Yes, distance is pretty close to the normal Victoria finish. I was thinking maybe we should have included Race Rocks as a mark of the course (starboard rounding).
  6. With cautious optimism, CYC Portland has released the following: CYC and Schooner Creek Boat Works Announces the 2021 Pacific Northwest Offshore is On!! June 10-13 2021 Ilwaco, WA to Port Angeles, WA With 2020 now in the rear view mirror and with title sponsorship by Schooner Creek Boat Works, the Corinthian Yacht Club of Portland is committed to hold the PNW Offshore this coming summer. We made our decision with deep respect for the challenges faced by every one of us this past year, but with an optimism that by the time set for the race in mid-June precautions and restrictions will allow us to proceed safely for skippers and crew. So, LET’S GO RACING! We will gather for the start in our host city, Ilwaco, Washington and everyone there is eager to finally have a chance to put on a welcome for the fleet. We will then race 193 rated miles from the Columbia River to the finish line near Port Angeles where we will be hosted by the Port Angeles Yacht Club and welcomed by The City of Port Angeles. The Port Angeles marina has space for us and is eager to have us visit. The Notice of Race (NOR) will be published shortly, and we will be opening registration at the end of January. So let’s start getting ready. This is going to be a great race and a lot of fun, not to mention the start of a return to offshore racing in the Pacific Northwest. The elephant in the room is how realistic it is that we can actually hold the race. All we can say is that the CYC Board and all the volunteers are intensely committed to finding a way to make this race happen. We have every intention of providing routine and complete information to competitors as to our progress and to notify them of any changes that would require boats to make adjustments to their preparations including conditions that might lead to cancellation. We intend to include in both the NOR and SI clear provisions relating to cancellation and the refunding of fees. That’s the best we can do for now given the changing Covid landscape. But, as we said above – LET’S GO RACING! Here’s to seeing you in Ilwaco in June!
  7. JSoup

    Swiftsure 2021 cancelled

    While that is no doubt true, Race Week is now to be held in Anacortes.
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    Swiftsure 2021 cancelled

    Regarding the PNW Offshore, the CYC Portland board anticipated a cancelled Swiftsure and been considering our options for some time. We would like to run a race if we will have enough participants to make it worthwhile. We have considered Port Angeles and Port Townsend finishes as well as alternate dates and if “feeding” into Race Week makes sense. We have not made any decisions yet. We will be sending a survey out to past participants in the near future. If you have thoughts about what would drive more boats to race, we’d love be to hear them.
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    J105 rudder bearings

    We replaced ours about 5 years ago. We bought both upper and lower Jefa bearings, but ended up just replacing the lower. We did it ourselves. It was not trivial but doable if you are handy. We didn't know how bad ours was until replacing it. The old one felt a little rough, but the impetus to change was that it actually locked up a couple of times in big ocean waves. The new bearing made a big difference in how smooth the steering is (wheel boat). If I remember correctly, the upper bearing was going to be more difficult than expected because mounting holes were not going line up.
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    leave vertical battens in jib when down?

    Monkey - Flaked and “stuffed” are completely different in my world. I’ve seen many cruisers literally stuffing sails into a bag, no flaking, that’s what I was trying to caution against. Even so, we roll our jib all the time on our J/105 as does every other 105 I am aware of that has nice sails. A J/88 (the OP’s boat) has an even smaller jib. And, sure on a boat that swaps headsails, flaking is the only practical solution, but that’s not common on a J/88. Here’s a nice link from Quantum that discusses this topic. https://www.quantumsails.com/en/resources-and-expertise/articles/how-to-fold-sails
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    leave vertical battens in jib when down?

    I agree with taking the battens out when taking it down, but am troubled by the "stuff it into the bag" phrase. That sail should be rolled when you are not using it. As mentioned above, rolling it on the furler (and leaving battens in obviously) with a cover is one choice. If you are taking it down, roll it from the top down. Your bag should be designed to stow it this way versus stuffing.
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    PNW Race Week 2020: DOA Before Birth

    It not clear in the message I got, and partially quoted above, that they aren't trying for a race in 2021, just that Point Roberts is off the table. In fact, the way she phrased it made it look like she was looking for a Covid safe venue (presumably for 2021) that could convert to a more social venue in post Covid times. Did I miss something that said no race at all in 2021? Despite the obvious issues with Point Roberts, it looked like an interesting venue we were looking forward to trying out.
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    J24 Questions

    Speed - the step box goes where you would use it as a step to exit the cabin into the companionway. Many/most boats have a cooler there that doubles as a step and other things coolers do. You cannot have both. https://images.app.goo.gl/crRC3BC4JUYGRiqcA
  14. Thanks for the great recommendations. Started at IYAC, had an appetizer at Zeldas, walked the town and docks, to the extent possible, had a refresher at the Candy Shoppe, now back at Zeldas for dinner. I expect to finish the evening back at IYAC for a true round trip experience. Sailing Anarchy comes through again!
  15. Thanks for the responses so far. For clarification to MrLeft8, my evening is free as in available. I’m happy to pay for whatever I do.